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  • Council of Great City Schools Pushes Anti-Second Amendment Resolution

    04/11/2018 1:21:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Council of Great City Schools has published a resolution calling for severe infringements on the Second Amendment. The Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) is an organization of 70 urban public school systems, first formed in 1956.  It started with 10 large, urban schools and has grown with federal funding. As such, it is not surprising it pushes causes dear to those pushing for more and bigger government, more taxes, more spending, more federal funding. It's member are nearly entirely funded by tax dollars.  Most of its teachers would be members of the far left National Education Association. When...
  • Trump Signs Federal Spending Bill Boosting NEA, NEH Arts Funding Despite De-Funding Threats

    03/24/2018 10:24:22 AM PDT · by Drango · 110 replies
    Billboard ^ | 3/23/2018 | Dan Rys
    For the second straight year, President Trump proposed to eliminate federal funding for arts programs and public media and broadcasting as part of the government's budget plan for the next year. And, for the second straight year, he failed -- and funding will actually increase for arts programs in the proposed spending bill the president signed on Friday (March 23), helping to avoid another possible government shutdown at the 11th hour. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) -- the latter of which funds public television...
  • To Students: A Lesson on the Modern Left

    03/19/2018 7:04:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/19/2018 | Trevor Thomas
    As about 100 of the 1,700-plus students at my high school walked out in protest on March 14 (for a moment, I thought it was merely an overzealous Pi Day party), I mentioned to a colleague that the whole episode was little more than a ploy to elect more Democrats. I found out a short while later that others thought exactly the same. As most of us watching well knew, several reports have revealed that the student walkouts across the U.S. last Wednesday were far from "organic." Sadly, liberal organizations across the U.S. have seized on the wicked act that...
  • Idaho Teachers and Students Win Climate Change Debate

    03/09/2018 9:32:19 PM PST · by mdittmar · 48 replies
    National Education Association ^ | March 8, 2018 | Mary Ellen Flannery
    After several years of often rancorous debate—and more back-and-forth action than a beach restoration project Idaho lawmakers finally have decided that climate change will be taught in Idaho schools. “It’s a wonderful thing for for our state and its students!” said Coeur d’Alene environmental science teacher Jamie Esler, who served on a state committee of award-winning educators, parents, and scientists that developed the K12 science standards.The science standards developed by the highly qualified committee, over painstaking months of work, maintain “integrity around the science of climate,” and will enable Idaho science teachers to fully educate their students about human-caused climate...
  • NEA Funds Woke Journal Anti-straight white male journal received $35,000 from taxpayers

    03/09/2018 3:38:05 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 9, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    NEA Funds Woke Journal Anti-straight white male journal received $35,000 from taxpayers The National Endowment for the Arts is funding a journal that writes extensively on white privilege and features feminist screeds like "Why I Left Men for Books" and "On the Coming Extinction of the Great White Male." Electric Literature is a nonprofit based in New York dedicated to "making literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive." The online journal received $15,000 from the Trump administration's NEA last month, bringing its total in taxpayer funding to $35,000. The NEA grant is to "support the publication of ‘Recommended Reading,' a free...
  • Trump’s NEA Gives $25,000 to Artist Who Painted [bleep] Trump’

    03/07/2018 7:41:42 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    <p>The Trump administration gave $25,000 to support an artist and social activist whose works include "F**k Trump."</p> <p>The National Endowment for the Arts awarded the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, Md., funding last month for a new installation by Roberto Lugo, a ceramics artist who claims his pottery wheel can "kill hate."</p>
  • ‘Right to Work’ Is a Cynical Power Grab

    02/24/2018 2:58:19 PM PST · by mdittmar · 68 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | February 23, 2018 | Stan Sorscher
    The effort to expand cynically named "right to work" laws says a lot about what is wrong with politics in our country. Disguised as protecting workers, the real goal is to silence workers’ voice, reduce our bargaining power and make our jobs more precarious. It’s about power—social, political and economic power.
  • NEA: Parents, educators ‘overwhelmingly reject’ idea of arming school staff

    02/23/2018 2:53:19 PM PST · by mdittmar · 121 replies
    NEA ^ | February 21, 2018 | NEA President Lily Eskelsen García
    Bringing guns into schools ‘does nothing to protect’ our students, educators from gun violence Washington, DC - February 21, 2018 - In a listening session at the White House today, Donald Trump proposed to arm teachers and school staff in an attempt to prevent mass shootings.The following can be attributed to NEA President Lily Eskelsen García:“Bringing more guns into our schools does nothing to protect our students and educators from gun violence. Our students need more books, art and music programs, nurses and school counselors; they do not need more guns in their classrooms. Parents and educators overwhelmingly reject the...
  • Oprah matches Clooneys’ pledge to donate $500,000 for march against gun violence

    02/20/2018 4:53:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 66 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | Mike Murphy
    Spielberg, Capshaw and Katzenbergs also donate $500,000 to ‘March for Our Lives’ rally organized by Florida students A number of Hollywood heavyweights, including George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey, announced hefty donations Tuesday to help fund the “March for Our Lives” rally against gun violence that is being organized by students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the site of last week’s massacre that left 17 students and staff members dead.Clooney and his wife, human-rights attorney Amal Clooney, announced a $500,000 donation Tuesday morning to help offset the costs of the march in Washington. “Amal and I are...
  • Data Shows Arming Teachers Is The Reasoned Response To Mass School Shootings

    02/16/2018 11:19:07 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 31 replies
    With 17 people murdered Wednesday at a Florida high school in yet another mass shooting at a public place, the immediate reaction in the media and the left has been predictable. The go-to phrase from comedian Chelsea Handler, newspaper columnist Jessica Valenti and SiriusXM Radio executive Norm Ornstein — and now thousands of others — is that Republicans and Second Amendment defenders “have blood on their hands.” This is a despicable response, of course, but par for about everything from the left nowadays. Worse, it does nothing to actually limit future atrocities. There is no compassion in that. But there...
  • National Endowment of the Arts Chairman Responds to Trump's Proposal to Eliminate the NEA

    02/12/2018 3:16:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    Broadway World ^ | February 12, 2018 | BWW Newsdesk
    Earlier today, the National Endowment of the Arts Chairman Jane Chu released the following statement regarding President Trump's budget plan for 2019. Today we learned that the President's FY 2019 budget proposes elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. We are disappointed because we see our funding actively making a difference with individuals in thousands of communities and in every Congressional District in the nation. In FY 2018 to date, the NEA has awarded 1,134 grants totaling $26.68 million to organizations and individuals in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, launched a national songwriting...
  • K-12: Patterns of Deception

    01/24/2018 12:01:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 24, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Mary McCarthy and Lillian Hellman, both famous literary left-wingers, had a famous feud. McCarthy dared to proclaim that Hellman was a Truly Big Liar. When Dick Cavett asked (in 1979) what was so "dishonest" about Hellman, McCarthy snapped, "Everything. I once said in an interview that every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'" These entertaining charges make more sense when we consider that Lillian Hellman was "an ardent leftist," according to leftist PBS. Hellman was a pure expression of the agitprop personality. She instinctively engaged in meddling and propaganda. It was almost official doctrine that communists...
  • Brent Bozell requests NEA to withdraw its funding of “Jerry Springer: The Opera.”

    01/23/2018 10:14:10 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 2 replies
  • It’s ON: Here’s what we just told the Supreme Court about collective bargaining

    01/19/2018 4:20:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | January 19, 2018 | Lily
    Strong unions help to create strong schools for students and even stronger communities that benefit all of us. This, we know.For generations, unions have been the best path to the middle class for working people, especially people of color and women. But in this rigged economy, unions are under attack, and those attacks are coming not just from the White House and Capitol Hill. They’re happening at the ballot box and at the Supreme Court with cases like Janus.Today, the National Education Association and the American Association of University Professors submitted an amicus brief today with the Supreme Court in...
  • Robert Gebelhoff: Complicity a big factor in America’s opioid crisis

    12/24/2017 11:15:42 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 61 replies
    Denton Record Chronical ^ | 12/22/2017 | Robert Gebelhoff
    For years, the opioid crisis was described as one of negligence. In this narrative, doctors overprescribed pills that shouldn't have gone to patients and pharmaceutical companies overzealously promoted medications while playing down the risks. Robert Gebelhoff But new reporting demonstrates how this version, as worrying as it sounds, might understate the role of drugmakers in the opioid crisis. The Washington Post and 60 Minutes reported that some of the Drug Enforcement Administration's most experienced investigators believed criminal charges were warranted against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, alleging that the company, McKesson Corp., did little to prevent...
  • Spare the rod, spoil the teacher?

    12/18/2017 6:58:48 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    We've come full circle on school discipline: Now students beat the teacher. "City teachers pleaded with district administrators Monday to help support them as they deal with what they are calling an unprecedented level of misbehavior among children, some of which is resulting in physical violence against teachers," Felix Rodriguez Lima reported on Fox 43 from Harrisburg, Pa. on November 21, 2017. "The Harrisburg Education Association says the behavioral issues have prompted the resignations of at least 45 teachers between July and October, and further resignations have since occurred, according to association president Jody Barksdale." "Some of the worst behavior...
  • NEA Calls for Action in the Wake of Latest School Shooting

    11/15/2017 4:45:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    The National Education Association ^ | November 15, 2017 | NEA President Lily Eskelsen García
    Lily Eskelsen García: “Thoughts and prayers are not enough.” WASHINGTON - November 15, 2017 - NEA President Lily Eskelsen García issued the following statement in reaction to yesterday’s shooting in Northern California, which targeted students and educators at Rancho Tehama Elementary School:“We pray for the victims of this latest tragedy in Tehama County, California, and the schoolchildren and adults shot by another out-of-control man who could spray bullets through a classroom and down the street with a rapid-fire weapon. We’re grateful to the educators who heroically protected their students in this rural school, the heroes in a Texas church, and...
  • The Homeless Professor Who Lives in Her Car

    11/03/2017 4:41:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 71 replies
    National Education Association ^ | November 1, 2017 | Mary Ellen Flannery
    On a recent weeknight, writing instructor Ellen Tara James-Penny sits with a student in a parking lot near San José State University for more than an hour, explaining the perils of “hasty generalizations” and other pitfalls in college-level writing. Then, James-Penny and her husband get into their aging Volvo sedan and drive a few blocks to a local church, where she sleeps in their car with one dog and he sleeps in a tent a few feet away with the other.Despite the four college courses she teaches, and the master’s degree she earned a few years ago, James-Penny is homeless....
  • The dam holding back school choice will soon collapse

    10/02/2017 1:21:21 PM PDT · by HLPhat · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02 Oct 2017 | Washington Examiner - Opinion
    The teachers' unions blockade, which deprives poor children of good education, is starting to crack. The latest fissures are created by a study of the country's largest private school choice program. According to researchers, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program, which provides vouchers, increased college enrollment rates by about 6 percentage points for students who participated at all. For those who were in the program for four or more years, the college enrollment rate was as much as 17 points higher. Before anyone leaps to suggest that this really just means those schools cream off the best students, opponents of...
  • New Jersey Teachers Union Backs Pro-Trump Candidate, Warning Dems Not to Take Educators for Granted

    10/12/2017 5:53:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Intercept ^ | October 11, 2017 | Rachel M. Cohen
    In an otherwise predictable New Jersey election season, the state’s largest public sector union has come out behind a Trump-supporting Republican facing an incumbent Democrat. The New Jersey Education Association, which is New Jersey’s top political spender, is backing Republican Fran Grenier against Steve Sweeney, the Democratic state Senate president and New Jersey’s second most-powerful elected official. The controversial endorsement has angered liberal allies, but the union remains unapologetic in its message: Democrats cannot take teachers for granted. It’s a contentious move, but one that is unlikely to change the ultimate outcome of the election. Democrats are expected to control...